No need to dress for dinner?

January 9, 2019—In Bob Thompson’s homage to Nina Simone, the artist evokes Bacchanal with Lute-Player, by Nicolas Poussin. This 1630s painting shows diners feasting to music outdoors. Most are fully clothed.

Not so the diners of O’Naturel, Paris’s first nudist restaurant. Just 15 months after opening, O’Naturel has announced it will close its doors for lack of customers. In Thompson’s Homage to Nina Simone, the artist captures the spirit of dining al fresco à la O’Natural.

Image credit: Louvre Museum; AFP

News source: “The first Paris restaurant for nude diners to close down,” The Local, January 8, 2019